The Galaxy S4 LTE-Advanced, is a powered up version of the normal S4, the difference being the processor. The LTE-A GT-I9506 runs on a Snapdragon 800 CPU while the regular LTE GT-I9505 runs on Snapdragon 600. This means that the LTE-Advanced model runs at over 20% more performance and is a lot faster. Until now we only knew about the LTE_A version being launched in Korea a short while ago, with no info on the availability in other countries. For now Korea is the only place with LTE Advanced networks so that's one of the reasons. However, a short visit on the FCC website shows us that a GT-I9506 version has just been approved for using the communications networks in the US. The fact that this power monster of a device will be launched in the US, comes somehow as a bad news for those who already got the regular GT-I9505, as the LTE Advanced model is capable of much greater performances. We will keep you posted with any new information that will be released about this, as this is only the first proof of the GT-I9506 device.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool